On This Day

What Happened on July 16, 1972

Historical Events

  • Dimitrios Papadopoulos becomes 269th patriarch of Constantinople
  • Smokey Robinson & Miracles final live performance

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron Glenn, American NFL cornerback and kick returner (NY Jets), born in Humble, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Giorgio Nataletti, Italian composer, dies at 65
  • Max Zehnder, Swiss composer, dies at 70
1972 Highlights

About July 16, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 4 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer